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Results of consultations

Aboriginal Victoria Forum: 13 December 2016

This forum presented the consultation findings and options to guide the development of a representative body. Round-table workshops enabled further consultation and another opportunity for the community to have its say.

Photo gallery - graphic recordings

Aboriginal Victoria Forum

Aboriginal Victoria Forum 13 December 2016

The process so far

The process so far Aboriginal Victoria Forum

Q&A Panel Discussion Community Consultations

Q&A Panel Discussion Community Consultations

International Treaty Panel on representation and Q&A

International Treaty Panel on Representation and Q&A

Self Determination and Treaty: our Government's commitment and next steps

Self Determination and Treaty our Government's commitment and next steps

Video

Watch the recorded forum online via our Livestream channel.

2016 Aboriginal representation consultations outcomes

Across the ten locations visited, a common set of eight design principles emerged.

The discussion on roles and functions also presented consistent themes, and a wider diversity of options.

Design Principle: Practical
Role and Function: Advocate

Design Principle: Inclusive Representation
Role and Function: Unification of Community

Design Principle: Unity
Role and Function: Represent

Design Principle: Culturally Based
Role and Function: Cultural Driver

Design Principle: Transparent and Accountable
Role and Function: Policy Creation

Design Principle: Skills Based
Role and Function: Investment and Planning for the Future

Design Principle: Independent
Role and Function: Educate

Design Principle: Clan Based
Role and Function: Dispute Resolution
Role and Function: Negotiate treaty

The next steps

Information gathered from the 2016 round of consultations is currently being consolidated.

Detailed options for representative structures are being developed. The Aboriginal community will be given the opportunity to consider and decide on these in a final round of consultations in 2017.

More information to be available on this website shortly.

Treaty and Aboriginal representation consultations: July-December 2016

The Aboriginal Treaty Interim Working Group, supported by Ernst & Young independent consults, met with Victoria’s Aboriginal community to work out what representation could look like and discuss how it might be achieved.

Events were held at the following locations:

  • Bairnsdale: 2 December 2016
  • Horsham: 30 November 2016
  • Warrnambool: 28 November 2016
  • Shepparton: 22 November 2016
  • Morwell: 16 November 2016
  • Ballarat: 10 November 2016
  • Melbourne: 9 November 2016
  • Swan Hill: 4 November 2016
  • Mildura: 2 November 2016
  • Bendigo: 28 October 2016

Community Consultation on Contemporary Representation 2016 map of places visited

Community Consultation on Contemporary Representation October - November 2016

ATIWG Consultations Presentation Online.pdf A journey towards hope presentationPDF (509.72 KB)

Aboriginal Treaty Interim Working Group created: July 2016

The Aboriginal Treaty Interim Working Group was established in July 2016 to consult with Aboriginal communities to develop options for a representative body and to provide advice to community and government on the next steps in a treaty making process.

The Working Group represents Traditional Owners, state wide Aboriginal community controlled organisations, and young Aboriginal people. Their role is to consult with Aboriginal communities to develop options for a representative body and to provide advice to community and government on the next steps in a treaty making process.

The Treaty Interim Working Group comprises of:

  • Eleanor Bourke and Mick Harding nominated by the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council
  • Lidia Thorpe and Gary Murray nominated by The Victorian Traditional Owners Land Justice Group (Withdrawn October 2016)
  • Janine Coombs and Jeremy Clark nominated by the Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations
  • Tarneen Onus-Williams and Douglas Briggs nominated by The Koorie Youth Council
  • Muriel Bamblett and Wayne Muir nominated by the Aboriginal Controlled Community Organisation representatives.

They are joined by six people appointed by the Minister based on their personal experience and expertise:

  • Paul Briggs
  • Jill Gallagher
  • Vicki Clark
  • Aunty Di Kerr
  • Lawrence Moser
  • Geraldine Atkinson

Read the Aboriginal Victorians Talk Treaty media release

Read the Terms of Reference for the Working Group:Aboriginal Treaty Interim Working Group.docx Aboriginal Treaty Interim Working GroupDOC (1.16 MB)

Aboriginal Victoria Forum: 26-27 May 2016

The first state wide Aboriginal Victoria forum was held to bring together Victoria’s Aboriginal community and agree on how to advance self-determination, a treaty and an Aboriginal representative body.

Photo gallery - graphic recordings

Aboriginal Victoria Forum Day 1

Aboriginal Victoria Forum Day 1

Self Determination Panel Discussion Day 1

Self Determination Panel Discussion on Day 1

Self Determination Keynote Day 1

Self Determination Keynote Aboriginal Victoria Forum Day 1

Treaties Keynote Day 1

Treaties Keynote Aboriginal Victoria Forum Day 1

Treaties Panel Day 1

Treaties Panel Aboriginal Victoria Forum Day 1

Treaties: Questions and Answers Day 1

Treaties: Questions and Answers Aboriginal Victoria Forum Day 1

Aboriginal Victoria Forum Day 2

Aboriginal Victoria Forum Day 2

Youth Panel Day 2

Youth Panel Aboriginal Victoria Forum Day 2

Keynote and Panel Discussion Day 2

Keynote and Panel Discussion Aboriginal Victoria Forum Day 2

Closing Summary Day 2

Closing Summary Aboriginal Victoria Forum Day 2

Video

Read the outcomes of the Aboriginal Victoria Forum, 26-27 May 2016.AV Forum Summary Final.docx AV Forum Summary FinalDOC (207.44 KB)

Aboriginal self-determination and treaty community consultations: April-May 2016

Across Victoria, in Mildura, Horsham, Shepparton and Bairnsdale, communities met to discuss what self-determination and treaty means for Aboriginal people.

Read the outcomes of the following consultation events:

Outcomes from the Mildura forum on self-determination.docx Mildura: 22 April 2016DOC (287.17 KB)Outcomes from the Horsham forum on self-determination.docx Horsham: 29 April 2016DOC (287.37 KB) Outcomes from the Shepparton forum on self-determination.docx Shepparton: 3 May 2016DOC (287.82 KB) Outcomes_from_the_Bairnsdale_forum_on_self-_determination.docx Bairnsdale: 10 May 2016DOC (288.49 KB)